Clinical Decision Support

Beginning January 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began a year-long educational and operations testing phase prior to requiring all Medicare Part B advanced diagnostic imaging requests to carry a code signifying that the ordering medical professional consulted a qualified Clinical Decision Support mechanism (CDSM). The imaging providers must also report the CDSM consultation on their Medicare claims.

Advanced Radiology is committed to being a trusted partner in caring for your patients. We take seriously our role in assuring a smooth transition to the use of CDSM, for ourselves and for our referring practices. With that responsibility in mind, we have collected valuable and useful information in four installment PDFs. This information will help you understand CDS and guide you through the process of selecting a clinical decision support mechanism (CDSM), integrating it into your practice, and using it to enhance your patient/doctor relationships. Our intent is to provide answers to key questions about the upcoming reporting requirements for Clinical Decision Support.

Please note that CMS has recently postponed the end of the testing period to January 1, 2022. On that date, reimbursement denials are scheduled to begin. Clinical decision consult must then be documented via a CMS-qualified clinical decision support mechanism. Without a documented consult, rendering providers will not receive Medicare payment for the procedure, and may begin returning or denying orders from non-compliant ordering providers.

We encourage our referring physicians and their staffs to download and read the four PDFs below, and please take a few moments to complete the brief survey in issue #4.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact your Practice Liaison:

Ted Fitzgerald 203.218.7186, Ted.Fitzgerald@AdRad.com

Mario Herrera 203.556.8100, Mario.Herrera@AdRad.com

Thank you for choosing Advanced Radiology.

Clinical Decision Support, Issue #1

In our first issue, we will provide answers to two key questions
about the upcoming transition to CDS:

  • What is CDS?
  • What is the timeline for its implementation?
CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT ISSUE #1

Clinical Decision Support, Issue #2

In Issue #3, we will provide answers to these important questions
about the upcoming transition to CDS:

  • How will my practice benefit from the use of CDS?
  • What steps should I take to transition my practice to CDS?
  • Where can I find resources to help my practice with implementation?
CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT ISSUE #2

Clinical Decision Support, Issue #3

In Issue #3, we provide examples of how CDS
can improve patient care and relationships…

CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT ISSUE #3

Clinical Decision Support, Issue #4

In our final issue for 2019, we recap the important
information
 you need for CDS implementation…

CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT ISSUE #4

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